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Devastating flash flooding affects Maryland, 2 dead, over 100 rescued.

Dangerous flash flooding in Maryland kills 2
Posted at 11:54 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 12:54:43-04

Very heavy rain caused major flash flooding over the weekend in Maryland. Over 100 people had to be rescued from the high water in Ellicott City, just west of Baltimore. 

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The area received nearly 6 inches of rain in just 2 hours Saturday. Two people have died due to the high water.

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Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, has declared a state of emergency for residents victimized by the flash flooding.

Meteorologist Jon Haverfield has a look at some of the devastation from that area and shares some helpful tips when dealing with flash flooding in the video above. 

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